Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Altee Tenpenny TweetChat
By Greg Ostendorf
It was social media at its finest. Using Twitter, we asked you -- the fans -- to ask ESPN 150 running back Altee Tenpenny whatever was on your mind, and he was kind of enough to take some time before signing day to answer your questions.
Tenpenny also confirmed his commitment to the Crimson Tide on Monday night, tweeting out that he was ‘100 percent to Bama.’
Twitter questions @RazorbackJacked: #AskAltee Will he be choosing between Bama and the Hogs on signing day or just signing with Bama?
Tenpenny: I will just be signing with Alabama.
Altee Tenpenny will arrive at Alabama facing a crowded RB position.
Ryan Vincent (@CodyVincent): What number will you wear at #Bama? #AskAltee
Tenpenny: I don’t know -- any number besides like a real high number like in the 30s or 40s. I guess a single digit number or in the 20s.
Richard Scarcelli (@RollTideRichard): #AskAltee How would you characterize your running style? Who do you compare it to in the NFL?
Tenpenny: I’ve been told that I’m an aggressive runner. I’m really like a one-cut back. I don’t try to make too many moves. I use quick feet to the hole, and then get that burst and do what I’ve got to do in the open field. I guess I compare myself as an Arian Foster type.
Patrick P (@patrickpSEC): Favorite current NFL player? #AskAltee
Tenpenny: Ray Rice
Derek Green (@dgreen_rtr): #AskAltee Was the recruiting turned up since you committed so early or did it slack off?
Tenpenny: It definitely turned up. After I committed, the offers that I got were Notre Dame, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Georgia started talking to me. So I don’t what attracted them after I committed or if they were already going to talk to me.
Joshua Royster (@230kv_barehand): #AskAltee What was your biggest reason for picking Bama? You will love Titletown by the way. #Roadto16
Tenpenny: I guess like I’ve been saying throughout the whole thing, it’s the running back tradition. Not only have they produced good backs, not only has their back won a Heisman and won a Doak Walker, but it’s how they rotate their backs -- two or three backs get a few carries each game. It’s not just one back carrying the whole load, so that intrigued me. Plus, the strength coach, Coach [Scott] Cochran, I really got along with him when I first went down there.
Jason Metz (@jmetz75): Did the hiring of Bret Beliema perk your curiosity? #AskAltee
Tenpenny: It perked my curiosity. I just wanted to see and get to know him better as a person and his coaching style because I had heard things, but you don’t know how someone is until you meet them.
Judd Henderson (@Bama_man_Judd): Who is the person you helped who had the seizure? #AskAltee
Tenpenny: It was a girl at our school. I don’t know her that well -- her name is Breanna -- but I just see her frequently around school. She came into the classroom and told our teacher she was feeling numb, and she just got to shaking.